Scientific Linux Security Update : wget on SL7.x x86_64 (20171026)

High Nessus Plugin ID 104207


The remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security updates.


Security Fix(es) :

- A stack-based and a heap-based buffer overflow flaws were found in wget when processing chunked encoded HTTP responses. By tricking an unsuspecting user into connecting to a malicious HTTP server, an attacker could exploit these flaws to potentially execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2017-13089, CVE-2017-13090)


Update the affected wget and / or wget-debuginfo packages.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 104207

File Name: sl_20171026_wget_on_SL7_x.nasl

Version: 3.5

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2017/10/27

Updated: 2020/02/25

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 9.3

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 8.8

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:wget, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:wget-debuginfo, x-cpe:/o:fermilab:scientific_linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/cpu, Host/RedHat/release, Host/RedHat/rpm-list

Patch Publication Date: 2017/10/26

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2017/10/27

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-13089, CVE-2017-13090